Here’s my list of environmentally conscious gift ideas for the holidays.
1. Buy someone a tree.
2. Give out reusable shopping bags.
You can find them at Shaw’s for one or two dollars.
I like the nylon Baggu bags. $22 for three (yikes!)
3. Reusable Bottles/Cups
Discourage the use of water bottles and paper coffee cups…
Nalgen (Hard plastic)
Kleen Kanteen (Aluminum)
4. Donate to a charity in someones name.
International Medical Corps
http://www.imcworldwide.org/ Partners In Health
http://www.pih.org Environment Northeast
5. Offset someones carbon emissions.
Other things to keep in mind:
Use recycled wrapping paper: newspaper, old magazines, paper bags, etc.
Buy locally and consciously. More lists-